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VOL. 51 No. 55
Thursday, December 6, 1951
GOVERNOR VAL PETERSON
Today's Prosperity Blret
eing Not Marned
. "People cannot afford
every twenty-five years,
Gov. Val Peterson at the NUCWA
sponsored convocation Wednesday
Speaking on the status and the
foreign policy of the United
States, Peterson addressed stu
dents in the Union ballroom.
He said, "This is not an earned
prosperity we are experiencing to
day. It may be contributed di
rectly to Adolph Hitler. When he
started the second World War,
greedy men m the United States
began a campaign of price-raising
and raising of our economic
Peterson believes that our
current prosperity will most
certainly have its conclusion in
a' depression. For obvious rea
sons, he said, there will be no
depression until after the elec
tion in 1952. If the Republicans
should win the election a period
of readjustment will take place,
he said. This readjustment very
probably would be in the form
of a depression, he said.
"Should this happen during a
Republican regime the Republi-jof some of our state department
cans will be out for the rest ofblunders, the Moslems dislike us.
your lifetime," the governor said.) No matter how much we do for
Because Switzerland, Belgium them, the governor said, it
I n 'fit Hi
Gov. Val Peterson discusses United States'
foreign policy at the convocation Wednesday in the Union. His
talk was based on a four in Europe with the air force this summer.
(Daily Nebraskan Photo.)
7. Race differences.
All of these differences are
will, found in corrupt governments and
and Sweden have not engaged in ; take a very long time to make up, there are many corrupt govern
a war for a long time they were; what we lost there and, for that'ments in the world today, he said.
listed as countries more prosper
ous than the United States, Peter
son said. They have used their
wealth for peace instead of wars,
"I hope the United Nations is
the beginning for stopping the teri
rible slaughter-fests we are no-
engaged in," stated Peterson.
"Hrai'orpr nn pnvprnment in the
world has been powerful unless it are keeping us from peace
operates on the individual basis, j. Ignorance.
The veto power also limits me
success of the United Nations." he'
In discussing the United j
StatAs fnrrim nnlipT. the rover-
nor said that the Americans are
eiiaiiv nrll-likfrl hv the Asians
because of the way we treated GEORGE HOUSER
the Philippines in giving them
their government voluntarily.
"If we believe in Christianity,"
Peterson said, "we must believe
the common characteristics of
man are more important than the
"One of the biggest foolishnesses
in the world is the feeling that
tttvause his kin lacks color tne
reason, our foreign policy
not be successful there.
Although Peterson believes
that the United Nations, and
formerly the League of Na
tions, are steps in the right di
rection, no organization will
bring the peace automatically.
He named eight "giants" that
4. Language differences.
5. Religious divisions.
6. Economic and political
As a matter of fact," Peterson
said, "we have many corrupt gov'
ernments in the United States
there is one in Washington.
"We will ultimately destroy
the American standard of liv
ing unless we find the way to
peace. We must find peace and
utilize our prosperity to help
others. Either we lead the
world or the leadership goes to
Russia and our capitalistic sys
tem will go out the window."
The governor was introduced by
Joan Krueger. After his talk a
short discussion period with audi-
ide- ence participation concluded the
it happened at nu...
Every one gets conrused, even
Tuesday evening a photogra
pher appeared to take pictures
of the Ag YM board meeting.
She asked what the members
did at meetings.
The reply was, "Just sit
around and talk."
So pictures were taken of
them just sitting and talking.
The photographer was dissat
isfied with the results so she
asked them if they ever put
posters on bulletin boards. The
YM members agreed that they
might occasionally have that
duty. The result was that the
whole group migrated to the
nearest bulletin board to have
another picture taken.
One of the members proudly
pointed to an Ag YM poster
and waited for the shutter to be
"Oh, but this is a picture of
the Farmers Fair Board," the
photographer exclaimed. It was
only then that she learned that
she had wasted two pictures on
the wrong organization.
IleveoT) INIew LPLUCC
University chapter of Phi Beta
Kappa, honorary scholastic soci
ety,, announced the names of 11
new members at a dinner meeting
Wednesday in the Union. The
meeting marked the 175th anni
versary of the society's founding.
Newly elected members are:
Beulah E. Beam, Nancy Benja
min, Kicnard Uutts, Howard
Dinedale, Hallet Gildersleeve,
Ralph Kilb, Barbara Mann,
Charles H. Newell, jr., Andrew
Sheets, Mary C. Sidner and Jack
Dinsdale, N4well and Welsh are
students at the University's college
of medicine in Omaha. The other
new members are all upperclass-
men in the regular four-year pro
Beauty Queen Finalists
To Be Revealed Dec. 14
Twelve 1952 Cornhusker beauty
queen finalists will be revealed
at the Black Masque ball.
The Mortar Boards will pre
sent them along with the six
Eligible Bachelors at 10 p.m.
at the ball, Dec. 14.
The finalists, from which the
six queens will be chosen, will
be selected from a group of can
didates by five judges two
Cornhusker staff members, a COS'
metician, a dancing instructor and
a fashion merchant.
Judging will be in the faculty
lounge of the Union at 7 p.m,
Candidates will be selected
by organized houses. A house
may send one girl for each 25
Fighter To Speak Here
George Houser, executive secre- Houser has set up numerous m-
oecduse m - t f ju Congress of Racial iterracial workshops in various
Eaualitv. will speak on "Techni-
Wy are we supportinf ; England TS lve UbrarV
A , w J
in tne auez canai ana.riam.-e m
Indo China, the governor asked.
. r : j t D-:n
He saia we are r A Hmjse. co:secretary of
In addition to his position with
IT IS Well IU1UWU lijat " - , , j 4 . ,
the Mediterranean area more than the cia , Ind-sUrial department
anything, he said. Likewise, Peter-01 u fuuwuF
son added, we do not want to loseiUon.
this area to the Communists. But
the Moslem religion predominates
in this area arid, he said, because
Thursday is the deadline for
receiving or returning Corn
husker proofs to Colvin-Heyn.
212 So. 13th. After this date
individual pictures for the 1952
yearbook will be selected by
the Cornhusker staff.
Houser was born in Cleve
land, the son bf a Methodist
minister. He spent his sopho
more college year as an ex
change student at Lingman
University in Canton, China.
After he was graduated from
the University of Denver, he at
tended Union and Chicago The
ological seminaries and was or
dained a Methodist minister in
By CHARLES GOMON
Staff News Writer
Harrison Sweeps Election
credit to the man tie succeeds.
The veteran of 17 years in the
House only exceeded Har
rison's percentage mark three
times in nine straight success
Harrison is said to have
campaigned on the two issues
of corruption in government
and the Truman "spend, bor
row and tax," program.
..NORFOLK, Nebr. Robert
D. Harrison, republican candi
date for the unexpired con
gressional term of the late
Karl Stefan, polled 71 of
the vote in the third district
to win by more than 20,000
The associated press stated
that Harrison's show of
strength would have done
Justice Department Official Resigns
top official of the justice de
partment resigned Wednesday
bringing the total number of
ousted employees to 42.
The newest resignee was
Charles Oliphant, chief council
of the bureau of internal re
venue. Oliphant said that "at
tacks, vilification, rumor and
innuendo are beyond endur
ance," and have forced him to
Oliphant was accused by
Abraham Teitelbaum of being
in tV "clique" of government
officials who went about loox
ing for "soft touches" in an
income tax racket. Teitelbaum
was an attorney for 'the late
mobster Al Capone of Chicago.
The chairman of the con
gressional investigating com
mittee. Rep. Cecil King,
blaimed the alleged tax shake
down on the policies of ousted
assistant attorney general T.
U. S. Demands Release
BUDAPEST, Hungary The soon as the Americans ' have
Hungarian government may
release the four American
airmen whose plane was forced
down by Russian fighters as
served communist propaganda
The U.S. has demanded their
Reds Accused Of 'Double Talk'
PANMUNJOM, Korea Al
lied truce negotiators accused
the reds of double talk after
receiving the communists' an
swer to their queries concern
ing the truce proposal.
On the ground. American
and British marines staged
another commando-style raid
on the Korean east coast, but
the reds seemed to know they
were coming. Reports filtering
down from far eastern head
quarters indicated that the
raiders were unable to com
plete their mission and had
to be withdrawn in the face
of superior enemy forces. Sun
day's raid was more successful
for rail lines were blasted and
communications cut before the
marines pulled out.
In the air war, five Mig-15's
were shot down and another
damaged by American jets.
No allied losses were reported.
MINDANAO, P h i 1 i p p ine official death toll reached 500.
lslands-A volcanic eruption Unofficial BOurces piaced the
buned a dozen villages on an
island oil Mindanao and toe number of fatalities at 2,000.
Russia Disarmament Views Unchanged
PARIS The secret disarma- budged one inch" in their de
ment talks between the west- mands.
rn powers and Russia are not It is unofficially understood
xnai me reas are awtine u
makinc anv headway if the
Russian view Is to be accepted.
Soviet Foreign Minister
Andrei Vishinsky announced
that the Russians had not
immediate ban on the use of
atomic bombs before the talks
proceed to the discussion of
Americans cities. The purpose of
these workshops is to acquaint
the public with the non-violent
direct action approach to the
problem of racial tension, both
through discussion and experi
mentations. He has planned and
directed summer workshops in
Chicago, Washington and Los
In connection with his work
against racial discrimination,
Houser has written the booklet,
"Erasing the Color Line," and
was co-author of the phamplet,
"He Challenged Jim Crow."
Houser has also contributed
articles to magazines on prob
lems of race relations.
The talk is being sponsored by
Alpha Phi Alpha, national Negro
The University convocations
committee will also hold a coffee!
71 U Glmanat
By MA KLIN BREE
"See that good looking girl
across tne street?"
"Yeah, so what?"
"WelL see that fur coat? I eave
it to ner.
"And see those swell clothes? I
gave those to her too.
"See that little boy with her?
That's her bxother."
I tried to kiss her by the mill
One lovely, stary night;
She shook her head.
And sweetly said,
"No, not by a dam site."
S c a 1 1 e red
light rain or
snow today or
strong west to
no r t hwest
winds. W i n ds
will reach a
velocity of 40
m. p. h. or
today with the
high near 50.
Cornhuskers sold, with each
house limited to three candi
dates. Previous contestants who
were not one of the six queens
are eligible to enter again.
Letters have been sent to all!
organized houses asking them to;
select their representatives
These names must be turned in
to the Cornhusker office at the
Union by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Tassels who are selling Corn
huskers have until next Monday
to turn in their receipt books.
The number of candidates will be
determined from the final totals.
Each contestant must be a Uni
versity student with a 4.5
weighted average. She must be
carrying at least 12 credit hours.
Girls will be judged on gen
eral appearance, proportion,
hair, complexion, make-up,
eyes,, facial expression, car
riage, gait, poise, grooming,
coloring and effect of cloth
Final judging for the six
queens will be in January. The
Cornhusker staff will hav i
well-known personality do thi
Cal Kuska. beauty aueen sec
tion editor, is in charge of all ar
All 11 have a grade aver
age of at least 90 per cent and
have completed group course
requirements for graduation in
the college of Arts and Science.
Another group of members will
be elected in the spring from
seniors who at tnat time, have
completed the arts and science
Speaker at the meeting was
Dr. Louise Pound, professor
emeritus of English at the Uni
versity. The time in which we are liv
ing, Dr. Pound said, is one of the
great changes in standard speech
In general the new develop
ments in American English are
more numerous and arresting to
day than they were after World
War I, she said. More liberties are
taken with standard speech, she
continued, and there is a greater
outpouring of new words and expressions.
In newspapers and magazines,
Dr. Pound said, the amount of
printed matter is being reduced
in favor of more pictures. But
just the opposite is true, she
continued, in the field of psy
chology, education, law and gov
ernment officialdom where
complex special terminologies
have grown up. Here Franklin's
advice, "Never use a long word
when a short one will do," is
practiced in reverse, she said.
Dr. Pound gave credit to the
phonograph, radio and movies for
producing linguistic results where
scholars were powerless. She said
that the three mechanical devices
have brought American and British
pronunciation and vocabulary
closer together than they were
some decades ago.
At the time of World War I,
she continued, scholars were
alarmed by the growing gulf be
tween British and American
English but today the matter
has dropped from attention be
cause the differences have been
Another change that has taken
place in recent years is the in
crease in recognition given to
American English by people of
other countries, Dr. Pound said.
Today American dictionaries, pro
nunciation and phraseology are
sought and less emphasis is placed
on the language of the mother
Ruth Sorensen Reports
usually contacted several more
Miss Sorensen stated that dur
ing one of her workshop cases
which involved a restaurant prac
ticing discrimination, she was
fined for disorderly conduct. She
explained that a Washington res
taurant had refused to serve Ne
gros. Talks with the manager
failed to produce any change in
the restaurant's policy, so the
.trnnn rocnrtAri in nnn-viftlent di-
realize that discrimination is;rect action. They went to the res
practiced m restaurants and places taurant with a group of Negros.
of amusement, such as swimming jThe group refUsed to be served
pools and dance halls. I.mipcs th Neeros in the croup
Miss Sorensen became inter-i could be served also. As a result,
ested in racial discrimination! the group was "hauled off to jail'
"Discrimination in Lincoln?
There is more than people real
ize." That was the comment of Ruth
Sorensen, University senior, con
cerning discrimination in Lincoln.
Miss Sorensen added that even
though racial discrimination is
most common in housing and em
ployment, many people fail to
father surprised when you said
that you were getting married?"
"Surprised? Why he nearly
dropped the gun."
"You should be more careful to
pull your shades at night; I saw
discussion hour for Houser from you kiss your wife last night!"
4:15 to 5:30 p.nu, Thursday in thel "Ha! the jokes on you. I wasn't
Faculty lounge of the Union. I home last night."
IVCF To Hear
Can Christianity make a dif-
Ihis topic will be discussed bv
the Rev. Nelson Warner at the
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellow
ship meeting Thursday.
Rev. Warner is pastor of the
First United Presbyterian church
in Lincoln. He served as army
chaplain for three and one-half
years during World War II taking
part in the battle of the bulge and
occupation of Germany.
He received his education at
Dallas Theological seminary. Dal-
work during her freshman year
at the University. She became af
filiated with the Congress of Ra
cial Equality and has been to two
and fined $25.
Miss Sorensen said that this
case accomplished something im
portant in Washington: it rallied
oT its workshops in Washington. (the community to realize that dis
Miss Sorensen said that the prime crimination exisiea mere,
purpose of CORE is try to create
equality among different racial
groups. She added that one of the
means used by CORE towards this
goal is non-violent direct action.
Miss Sorensen attended the
CORE workshops in Washing
ton in July of 1949 and 1950.
She added that while in these
workshops, she helped work on
actual cases of discrimination in
Washington. Miss Sorensen
stated that the purpose of these
workshops was twofold: To
eliminate aiscnminaiion in
Washington and to train peo
ple in the technique of fighting
discrimination in their own
Miss Sorensen cited the pro
cedure usually followed by CORE
Miss Sorensen said that in
Nebraska there are laws pro
hibiting discriminatory prac
tices. She added that discrim
ination can be fought by stu
dents who note these cases and
report them to the county at
torney. She said that discrim
ination can be fought by those
who ar aware that such prac
tices do exist and want to cor
Discrimination in Lincoln?
There doesn't have to be.
Improvements Committee Sets
Monday, Dec. 10, As Date For
33 Class Council Interviews
! Interviews of candidates for
class council positions will be
held Monday, Dec. 10, according
to Peggy Mulvaney, chairman of
the Council's campus improve
Miss Mulvaney reported that
23 applications have been re
I reived by the committee for the :
positions from which six for
each council will be chosen. Ap
plicants will be Interviewed by
the campus improvements com
mittee from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in
the Student Council office,
room 205 fn the Union.
Sharon Fritzler announced
that the last Eligible Bachelor
election has been called invalid
because one candidate's name had
not been printed on a few of the
ballots. Another election was held
Consideration of by-laws for
the new constitution was dis
cussed by the Council. George
Wilcox, chairman in charge of
elections, asked each council
member to write a report on
standards and publicity of elec
tions and election procedures.
These will be discussed and con
in writing the by-laws.
The student affairs committee
asked the Council for a stand
ard policy on dances. To be in
cluded in this policy are deci
sions on which dances will be
big dances, which will be given
precedence and what weekends
they will be held.
Recorded For Lab
Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 11. a
half hour of the latest French
music hall songs, semi-classical
and folk songs will be presented
in the French laboratory, third
floor Burnett The meetings will
take place from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
ine irencn oroaacastmg sys
tem, Kadiodmusion Francaise,
will send transcriptions of their
weekly programs, "Gat Paris,"
"Chansons de France" and
"French in the Air for broadcast
at this time. A portion of the:
commentary which accompanies
the songs will be mimeographed
and distributed to those rre&ent.
AU students, whether they speak
French or not, are urged to at-
the Council and aid I tend the weekly programs.
las, Tex.; Sterling college. Ster-i in its discrimination cases. After a
ling, Kans., and the University of! complaint has been filed, a test
Pennsylvania. lease is made to see if discrimina-
The IVCF meeting will be held ; tion actually exists. If discrimina-
at 7:30 p.m. in Union Room 315.tion does exist, a member of
Weekly Bible studies are held at! CORE speaks to the person who
Room 223, Burnett hall, Tuesday is in charge of the discriminatory
at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 5 p.m. I policies. If the first talk is not
and Friday at 5 p.m. successful, the policy-maker is
After The Ball Is Over
Changes have been made in
AWS closing hours for the
weekends of the Military and
Black Masque Balls, Nancy
Button, AWS board president,
announced. Coeds may stay out
until 1 a.m. after the Military
Ball Friday, Dec. 7, and nntil
1 a.m. after the Black Masque
Ball Friday, Dec. 14. Saturday
night closing hours on Dec. 8
and 15 will be 12:30 a.m.
AUF AUCTION PLANS
Finalists Chosen For Activity Queen
St. Louis Architect To Discuss
City Planning At AIA Meeting
Members of the Nebraska chap
ter of the American Institute of
Arch' ects wiJl invade Morrill hall
Saturday, Dec. 8.
The AIA is holding its quarterly
met ting in Lincoln to discuss city
planning. A current University art
galleries' exhibition, "Architecture
and the City Flan, was sponsored
by the AIA and will play a part in
the organization's afternoon pro
Featured speaker will be Paul
Watt, associate of Harland Bar-
tholemew, of St. Louis, which is
one of the leading architectural
firms specializing in city planning.
This firm is now working on the
development of Lincoln's present
Special guests of the ALA will
be members of Lincoln's city plan
ning commission. '
The public is invited to the
meeting. Students of art, architect
Activity Queen finalists for the
1951 AUF auction were selected
by the AUF executive board
The six sophomore coeds are
Barbara Adams, Sue Gorton,
Sue Holmes, Georgia Hulac,
Shirley Murphy and Janet
The queen will be chosen by
the vote of students attending the
auction, Wednesday. Dec. 12 in
the Union. Tickets for the auction
are 25 cents. They will go on sale
Friday at organized houses and
a booth in the Union lobby.
The finalists were chosen on
the basis of their interest and
participation in activities and
scholarship. According to JuU
Johnson. AUF special events
chairman, emphasis this year is
on the quality of work done in
the organization which each
Miss Adams representing the
Cornhusker yearbook is organiza
tions section head for the publica
tion. She is in Arts and Science
college. Builders' First Glance
editor and assistant publicity
chairman of College Days. Miss;
Adams is a member of Alpha
Lambda Delta and Pi Beta Phi.
Coed Counselor board repre
sentative. Miss Gorton, is la
Arts and Science college. She is
a news editor of The Daily Ne
braskan and publicity chairman
for Bnilders. Misa Gorton is a
member of Alpha Lambda
Delia and Kappa Kappa
Miss Holmes is personnel com
mittee chairman of Union activi
ties which she represents. She is
in Teachers colle ge. treasurer of
AWS and member of Tassels. Miss
Holmes is affiliated with Kappa
Women's AthteUe Association
representative. Miss Hulac, is as
sistant intramural coordinator of
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SOPHOMORE ACTIVITF GIRLS
Queen title at the AUF auction, Dec.
n-iint- - itrtiiW-twntsirt - - m ii
Vicing for the 1951 Activity
IZ. will be L to r.): back
row. Barbara Adams, Sue Holmes and Janet Steffen; front row.
Georgia Hulac, Shirley Murphy and Sue Gorton. (Dally Nebraskan
ture and engineering, the AIA be- the organization. She is a member
lieves, will be especially intererted ! of Tassels, Student Council, 1
in the talk which is scheduled forjOrchetis and Builders.
3 p.m. 1 The Drily Nebraskan repra- j
tentative, Miss Murphy, fs a
news editor on the staff. She is
in Teachers collere, associate
editor of Builders' Special Edi
tion, publicity cliiiiirmaa fur
Search Week and a Coed
Counselor. Miss Murphy is a
member of Gamma Alpha Chi
and Sigma Kappa.
Miss Steffen represents As
sociated Women Student s'
board. She is in Teachers col
lege and a news editor for The
Daily Nebraskan. Miss Steffen
is a member of Alpha Lambda
Delta and Gamma Phi Beta.
The 1851 Activity Quuen will
i be presented at the auction. Dr.
Curtis M. Elliott, associate pro
fessor of economics, will act as
Merchandise slated to be sold at
AUF auction includes pie-throw-in;
targets. Innocents, fraternity
and sorority pledge classes, a page
in The Daily Nebraskan. Ne-
braska Sweetheart Adele Coryell,
Prince Kosmet Jim Buchanan and
Ail-American football player
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